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Ay, Carmela!

by José Sanchis Sinisterra
Directed by Paula Paz

Carmela and Paulino, a couple of travelling entertainers, mistakenly cross the border that separates the two opposing sides of the Spanish Civil War. Unexpectedly, they end up in “Belchite” – a village that the National Army has recently liberated. Both actors will be forced to improvise a theatrical evening to celebrate the defeat of the enemy. What begins as an entertaining tribute to the victors ends as a tragic comedy.

Performances

8th June – 11th July 2021 (start time 7.30 pm)

Tuesday – Sunday in Spanish

(running time: 1hrs 30mins)

Reviews: View from the Cheap Seats | The British Theatre Guide | The Spy in the Stalls | El Mundo

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Paula Paz

Associate Artistic Director

Paula Paz is the cofounder and Associate Artistic Director of the Cervantes Theatre in London and the Spanish Theatre Company.

At the Cervantes Theatre she has directed Darwin’s Tortoise by Juan Mayorga, The Swallow by Guillem Clua, The Little Pony by Paco Bezerra, Ay, Carmela! by José Sanchis Sinisterra and The House of the Spirits by Caridad Svich after Isabel Allende’s novel; as well as an array of dramatised readings and rapid productions. Other directing credits include Knives in Hens by David Harrower at the KC Theatre and she has also worked as a dramaturg, movement director and assistant director in opera.

Paula holds an MA with Distinction in Theatre Directing from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, a BA (Hons) in Advertising and Public Relations from the Complutense University of Madrid and she began her professional career as a ballet dancer with companies such as Angel Corella Ballet, Maria Gimenez Ballet and Ballet Ireland.

www.paulapaz.co.uk

 

SPANISH CAST

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Sofía Monreal

Sofía Monreal is a Spanish actress from Málaga. She trained at Cristina Rota Academy and with Will Keen, Manuel Morón, Sanzol, Lima and Vicente Fuentes. She has worked extensively in TV, film, and theatre. She also combines her work as an actress with her singing career, releasing her own record with her band Naranja Toscano and with her work as assistant director.

Sofía Monreal was awarded the Lukas Award for Best Actress in 2018 for her role in Ay, Carmela! at Cervantes Theatre. The Lukas Awards celebrates the talent of Latin artists in London.

We are delighted to work again with this wonderful actress at the Cervantes Theatre after her previous work with us on the dramatised readings of ‘Eloísa está debajo de un almendro’ and ‘El local de Bernardeta A’.

Sofía Monreal, actriz española nacida en Málaga, se formó en la Escuela de Cristina Rota y con otros maestros como Will Keen, Manuel Morón, Sanzol, Lima, Vicente Fuentes. Ha trabajado en numerosas series de televisión, teatro y cine y sacó su propio disco con su banda Naranja Toscano. Actualmente compagina su faceta de actriz con la de ayudante de dirección y cantante.

Sofía Monreal obtuvo el galardón a la Mejor Actriz del Año 2018 en los Premios Lukas, que reconocen el talento de los latinos residentes en Londres, por su papel en ¡Ay, Carmela! del Cervantes Theatre.

Estamos encantados de poder trabajar de nuevo con esta maravillosa actriz en el Cervantes Theatre, tras haber trabajado con nosotros en las lecturas dramatizadas de “Eloísa está debajo de un almendro” y “El local de Bernardeta A.”.

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Jorge Lucas

Jorge Lucas is a Spanish actor from Madrid. He graduated in drama in 1991 and has been working with directors such as Miguel Narros, Jaime Azpilicueta, Nieves Gámez, Ricard Reguant, David Planell, Denis Rafter, Manuel Carcedo, Juan Luis Iborra, Jose Luis García Sánchez, etc

He has worked extensively in TV, film, and theatre.
Theatre: El contador del amor, Mi última noche con Sara, 10 Negritos, Sonrisas y Lágrimas, Las 7 vidas del gato, Marlenne Dietrich Un ángel azul, Mala Yerba, El mercader de Venecia, El lindo Don Diego, etc
TV: La que se avecina, El ministerio del tiempo, Yo soy Bea, Ana y los 7, Canguros, etc
Movies: Licántropo El asesino de la luna llena, Adiós con el corazón, Enloquecidas.

In 2017 his book “Son muchas cosas: Diario de un enfermo feliz” was published and it was a great sales success.

Nace en Madrid. Licenciado en arte dramático, desde 1991. Ha trabajado con directores como Miguel Narros, Jaime Azpilicueta, Nieves Gámez, Ricard Reguant, David Planell, Denis Rafter, Manuel Carcedo, Juan Luis Iborra, José Luis García Sánchez, etc

Teatro: El contador del amor, Mi última noche con Sara, 10 Negritos, Sonrisas y Lágrimas, Las 7 vidas del gato, Marlenne Dietrich Un ángel azul, Mala Yerba, El mercader de Venecia, El lindo Don Diego, etc
Televisión: La que se avecina, El ministerio del tiempo, Yo soy Bea, Ana y los 7, Canguros, etc
Cine: Licántropo El asesino de la luna llena, Adiós con el corazón, Enloquecidas.

En 2017 publica “Son muchas cosas: Diario de un enfermo feliz” con notable éxito de ventas.

TEAM

CREATIVE TEAM

Director: Paula Paz
Set Designer: Angel Haro
Lighting Designer: Nigel Lewis
Costume Designer: Isabel del Moral
Sound and Video: Enrique Muñoz

PRODUCTION TEAM

Producer: Jorge de Juan
Production Manager: Santiago Cabrero
House Manager: Puerto Baker
Graphic Design: Jose Luis Hidalgo
Photography: Elena Molina